“Don’t you got nothin’ you wanna wish for?” asked Madam C.J. Walker.
“Plenty!” her daughter responded. “How do we do it?”
“We take pitchers an’ stick ‘em up on the board. Then we look at ‘em ev’ry day ‘til we figger out how to git ‘em.”
Madam C.J. Walker was an entrepreneur in the early 1900s who built her empire developing hair products for black women. She became an inspiration to many black women. She lectured to promote her business which in turn empowered other women in business.
To keep herself motivated, Madam Walker created what she called a Wish Board. In the present day, there are many names for it: Vision Board, Treasure Map and Dream Board.
Dreamboarding draws from a powerful technique called creative visualization, which uses your imagination to create what you want in your life. It also uses the Law of Attraction to help you attract what you want in life. Visualization and attraction invoke emotions that add an element proving to be influential in changing your life.
To create a Dream Board:
Gather images, words and phrases from newspapers, magazines and online.
Glue them to a poster board or a canvas of any size you prefer.
Place the board where you see it daily, in the bedroom, bathroom, on the refrigerator or in your workspace.
Have fun creating your own.
Namaste (I bow to you)
Excerpt from, The Black Rose: The Dramatic Story of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s First Black Female Millionaire.
Kelly D. McClain is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) currently teaching Beginner’s Yoga on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. at the GLCCB. Send your questions or requests for more information atHaYoga.Kelly@yahoo.com. Also, visit Tim Hurley, RYT at the Center on Sundays at 3:30 p.m.